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"Daughter" was released in 1993 as the second single from the band's second studio album, Vs. (1993).

Although credited to all members of Pearl Jam, it features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music primarily written by guitarist Stone Gossard.

According to the Daughter Songfacts, the song was written from the perspective of a girl with a learning disability called dyslexia and her mother who doesn't understand the condition.

The song topped both the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock… read more

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Alone listless breakfast table in an otherwise empty room
Young girl, violence center of her own attention
The mother reads aloud, child, tries to understand it
Tries to make her proud

Pearl Jam - Daughter Lyrics


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  • Beautiful song ❤️👌
  • Classic.
  • Beautiful narration.
  • At first i didn't like this song so much, but like a lot of PJ songs it grew into me, now i love this tune.
  • Happy Birthday to my daughter Ariel who turns 7 today 05/18/2007
  • yessssssss
  • not a big fan--but stuff like this may make me a convert
  • It's good, but that grunge tag is inaccurate.
  • The rendition on 'Live On Two Legs' is incredible.
  • My everlasting classic.

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